Looking for experiences and programming that supplement your homeschool science curriculum?
SCI homeschool programming supports the Iowa Core and National Science Standards and is accurate, relevant and fun! Your Science Center of Iowa experience will reflect the quality of our fully accredited institution, endorsed by AAM and ASTC.
With hands-on workshops for students and parents, the Homeschool Science Series is a unique opportunity for homeschoolers to enhance their curriculum through STEM programming led by SCI staff. Workshops also provide an opportunity for homeschoolers to share ideas and expand their network of like-minded learners.
Workshops are held for students, ages 4-14 years old, from 11:00 AM-Noon on Thursdays in February.
Homeschool Science Series February Workshops
How Does My Brain Know? Our brain is involved in everything we do, from reading a book to running a marathon! In this informative STEM session, our homeschool scientists will learn about the basic parts and functions of the nervous system.
STEM Learning Goals: Participants will gain a basic understanding of the parts and functions of the nervous system.
How Does My Heart Beat? During February we see hearts everywhere– but did you know that the heart inside your chest isn’t just for love? It’s also a very important muscle! In this hands-on STEM session, our homeschool scientists will learn all about how our hearts help our bodies thrive.
STEM Learning Goals: Participants will have a greater understanding of how the heart and lungs work together to carry important materials through our bodies.
How Do My Muscles Move? Have you ever wondered how you’re able to run, jump, and play? In this active STEM session, our homeschool scientists will learn how our muscles and bones work together to help our bodies move!
STEM Learning Goals: Participants will gain a better understanding of bones and muscles and how they allow us to move.
How Does Sickness Spread? Have you ever wondered why some viruses are more contagious than others? In this hands-on STEM session, our homeschool scientists will learn about different types of infection, how they spread, how their symptoms present, and how to keep ourselves and others safe and healthy.
STEM Learning Goals: Participants will gain a better understanding of viral, bacterial, parasitic, and fungal infections.
Homeschool Science Anatomy Lab! In this special lab session, homeschool scientists will experience anatomy up close through the process of dissection.
STEM Learning Goals: Participants will gain a better understanding of the anatomy of certain organs by participating in a dissection lab.
***DISCLAIMER: We will be handling real organ specimens in this lab.***
Class Logistics & Safety Precautions
Homeschool Science Series workshops will take place in person at the Science Center of Iowa. During each session, students will meet with SCI staff to explore the topic while parents participate in a free concurrent session.
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